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Are Health Systems Getting The Most Out of Their mHealth Platforms?

March 5, 2018 - A new survey finds that healthcare providers are using their smartphones for communication – but not for the growing variety of mHealth capabilities that these devices now feature. The study, developed by HIMSS Analytics and PatientSafe Solutions and released ahead of this week’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference and exposition in Las...


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EHR Provider Touts mHealth Access by Apple’s Facial Recognition App

by Eric Wicklund

The developer of an mHealth-based electronic health record platform has reportedly become the first to enable EHR access by facial recognition. Drchrono announced this week that its EHR can now be opened through Apple’s new Face ID...

Top 10 Healthcare Mobile Apps Among Hospital, Health Systems

by Thomas Beaton

Providers are adopting the use of mHealth in the form of mobile apps in their pursuit of easing clinical communication between providers and patients as well as improve the management of hospital workflows. Mobile apps allow providers to...

Wearable Device, mHealth, Telehealth Markets Expected to Grow

by Thomas Beaton

The total valuation of the wearable device, mHealth, and telehealth markets is expected to grow due to accelerated adoption of these tools by providers, hospitals, and patients, according to several market reports. mHealth solutions that...

Smartphone Lab Alerts Cut 26 Minutes Off ED Discharge Times

by Thomas Beaton

Research published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal found that smartphone alerts may be helpful for reducing the time it takes to discharge patients from the emergency department. When physicians utilized smartphone push...

Providers Visualize New mHealth, Telehealth Uses for the Video

by Eric Wicklund

With so many mHealth and telehealth platforms focused on care delivery through video, healthcare providers are finding new ways to put that form factor to use. Much like the AT&T commercial in which Mark Wahlberg notes that...

FDA Warns Hospitals of Fire Threat in Mobile Medical Carts

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials are warning healthcare providers across the country that their mobile medical carts may be a fire hazard. A letter issued on December 27 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says lithium and lead acid batteries used...

FDA Offers $40K Prize for mHealth App to Stop Opioid Overdoses

by Nathan Boroyan

To combat the deadly opioid and heroin epidemic that has been sweeping the nation, the federal government is setting its sights on the potential of mHealth technology. The Food and Drug Administration has announced the 2016 Naloxone...

mHealth Platform Tracks Vital Signs With a Camera

by Eric Wicklund

A hospital in Scotland is testing a new mHealth platform designed to triage patients via facial recognition and gaming software. The technology, developed at the University of St. Andrews, measures a person’s blood rate and pulse...

Qualcomm-Philips Deal Looks to Make mHealth Reliable

by Eric Wicklund

Two of the bigger players in the remote patient monitoring sandbox have forged a partnership that might make healthcare providers sit up and take notice. Qualcomm Life has announced that its 2net hub will provide medical-grade device...

Making the Case for In Transit Telestroke

by Eric Wicklund

Studies have long shown that telestroke services can significantly improve the survival rates on stroke patients. Now a study in New Jersey has found that even more time can be saved if those patients are diagnosed in the ambulance. The...

FDA OK’s mHealth Device for Detecting Concussion Symptoms

by Eric Wicklund

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two mHealth devices designed to test adults and children for concussive effects immediately after a head injury. The imPACT and imPACT Pediatric devices won’t enable healthcare...

The Message is Clear: mHealth Can Be Motivational

by Eric Wicklund

The text message can be a powerful mHealth motivator. Its use as a population health tool was recently proven in India, where a study that sent twice-weekly text messages to 1 million people found that health and wellness reminders could...

mHealth Evolution: IoT Devices Will Reportedly Outnumber Phones by 2018

by Eric Wicklund

A new report says connected devices will outnumber mobile phones in two years, putting added emphasis on the healthcare industry to embrace the Internet of Things. Ericsson’s Mobility Report forecasts an annual growth rate of 23...

Using mHealth to Reduce Alarm Fatigue and Improve Care Coordination

by Chris Sullivan of Zebra Technologies

According to a 2013 study by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), 72 percent to 99 percent of clinical alarms are false. One East Coast hospital reported more than 59,000 alarm conditions over a 12-day...

Philips Launches mHealth Product Line With an Eye on the Clinician

by Eric Wicklund

Philips Healthcare has unveiled a new line of consumer mHealth devices, but don’t expect consumers to snap them up like the latest activity band or smart scale. The devices and an accompanying mHealth app, part of the...

An mHealth Project Focuses on Do-It-Yourself Drugs

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth device being developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could one day allow remote doctors to create their own medicine whenever and wherever needed. The project, financed by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research...

Are Fitbits Fitting into Hospitals’ Care Coordination Plans?

by Eric Wicklund

One of the nation’s top cancer hospitals is turning to consumer-facing wearables to help patients with their care management. New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is giving its multiple myeloma patients activity...

mHealth’s Promise: Mobility With Meaning

by Eric Wicklund

In California, a Silicon Valley startup is launching a mobile robot designed to keep seniors connected with their care providers – and in the future offer mHealth services like medication management. In Virginia, a medical...

Why Isn’t mHealth More Popular?

by Eric Wicklund

A recent survey of Canadian consumers finds they share the same opinion of mHealth as their American neighbors: They want to use the technology to manage their health, but they aren’t. Commissioned by TELUS Health, the May survey of...

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